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CFTROU 0037: Encouraging Pastors

Today’s episode features Dr. Ray Underwood, a church planter and pastor for over 30 years who currently serves as the Chief Encouragement Officer at Family Church – the CEO of Family Church. The title is tongue in cheek, but the role is real and reproducible. Dr. Ray is incredibly passionate about helping other pastors grow and seeing them succeed. He believes that we are all better together and he himself is leveraging everything he is in this role. To hear him talk about it, is encouraging in and of itself.

Key Points:

  • The importance of LUV Talk: Listening, Understanding and Evaluating.
  • Doing our best to listen to others.
  • Pastors helping other pastors move forward.
  • How pastors can take steps to encourage one another.
  • Establishing a monthly Pastors Cohort.
  • Focusing on best practices and soul care.
  • Advice for pastors who feel alone and unsupported.

There is a lot of empathy in me, because I’ve been there. Click To TweetIt’s important for pastors to genuinely care for other pastors and genuinely want to see them succeed. Click To TweetI’m convinced that pastors need pastors. Click To TweetA lot of long-term fruit comes from investing in relationships. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Jimmy on Twitter

Dr. Ray Underwood on Twitter

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